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One Mother's Love Letter to Her Daughter

Love at first heartbeat. Illustration by Dori Hartley
Dear Valentine,
Years ago, as I reclined comfortably on an examination room table, an attendant jellied my belly with sonogram goo and, within a few seconds, I heard a sound I...
Upon hearing that first prenatal heartbeat, this mother was already in love.

Do You Celebrate Valentine's Day With Your Kids?

Are you getting your love on? Credit: Corbis
In theory, Valentine's Day is a romantic holiday. One to be spent with significant others. Husband and wife, life partner, boyfriends, girlfriends, you know what we mean.
But what...

Sweet Ideas for Valentine's Day

Nothing says "be mine" like spending time together. Credit: Corbis
Movies and Books to Share
Surprising your kids with a Valentine's Day treat is one of the sweetest perks of parenthood. And while candy and cards are nice, nothing...
Surprising your kids with a Valentine's Day treat is one of the sweetest perks of parenthood.

Momiji Message Dolls

Momiji's "Love" doll holds a note inside. Credit: Lovemomiji.com
You could buy your daughter a Valentine's Day card from the grocery store. Or whip out the scissors and construction paper and go the homemade route.
But, we're...
Slip an "I love you" message in a sweet tiny doll.

Kids' Craft: Valentine's Day Cards

From starchy veggies to messages of love, turn potatoes into personalized Valentine's Day cards. Credit: Gina Provenzano Let kids of any age craft their own Valentine's Day greetings for classmates and friends...

Company Kids Valentine Pajamas

Company Kids heart and love pajamas make great Valentine's Day gifts. Credit: Company Kids We know, we know, hearts and Valentine's Day go together like peanut butter and jelly. But there's a reason they pair so well, so why fight it?...Snuggle up to Valentine's Day-themed pajamas.

'12 Ways to Say I Love You' Journal

Pick out a special way to tell him how much you love him this Valentine's Day. Credit: Uncommon Goods
How do I love thee? If you find yourself tongue-tied around your sweetheart or simply want to get it down on paper for time...
Tongue-tied around your sweetheart? This journal can help you tell him how you feel.

Valentine's Day LEGO Necklace

So sweet, you may want to order another one for yourself. Credit: Nouveau Compliments
These upcycled LEGO heart necklaces are irresistibly sweet and the perfect Valentine's gift for a dear daughter, friend, mom or anyone who's young...
Handmade by a single mom in Michigan, each LEGO necklace is slightly different.

Girl Mistakenly Gets Naughty Candy Heart

Valentine's Day is the time when you can tell someone how you really feel. And "Nice Tits!" Credit: KCRA
Basking in Valentine's Day spirit, 12-year-old Ciara Bush was nibbling on a seasonal favorite, those sugary little...
A 12-year-old girl got quite the Valentine's surprise when she found an adult message on one of her candy hearts.

February Children's Books: A Tale for Every Holiday

For such a short month, February is certainly packed with holidays. And we've got great new picture books to commemorate each of them.
Amazon Groundhog Day "Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox" by Susan Blackaby, illustrated...
For such a short month, February is certainly packed with holidays. And we've got great new picture books to commemorate each of them.

My Paper Crane Plush Toys

These sweet plush chocolates will definitely last longer and do less damage to your waistline than the consumable kind. Credit: My Paper Crane
Sure, teddy bears are cute, but we can't think of anything more adorable than seeing our...
Sure, teddy bears are cute, but we can't think of anything more adorable than seeing our little ones tote around a plush croissant, mushroom, tomato or donut.

Reviews: What's New This Week

Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In Theaters: Shrek Forever After Everyone's favorite ogre is back for what...

Top 10 Kids' Books for Valentine's Day

When choosing children's books for Valentine's Day, one general rule to follow: Avoid books that actually mention Valentine's Day in the title. That's where you're likely to get cutesy animals and sweet-but-generic text like, "Valentine's Day means...

10 Stylish Valentine's Day Treats for Your Little Sweets

Converse One Star gingham sneakers, top, Pediped heart shoes and Converse animal slip-ons are perfect holiday styles. Credit: Target, Pediped, Converse
You may feel a little silly dressing up in pink and red -- all covered in hearts and cupids --...

What You Need to Know About Chocolate

Ah, Valentine's Day. Love is in the air, and chocolate is on the shelves. Many of us dream of chocolate and feel drawn to its taste, its texture and how it makes us feel. There is almost something other-worldly about chocolate, isn't there? And not...

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